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PBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
island hospital had a problem: healthcare workers weren't cleaning their hands as often as required. >> 100,000 people die each year in the united states from hospital acquired infections. that's more than the number of people who die from breast cancer and from auto accidents. it's a huge problem, one that we want to make a dent in. >> reporter: lowering the number of infections is also good for the hospital's financial health. >> it increases length of stay. it doubles the cost of many operations. we're not reimbursed the same way that we used to for hospital-acquired infections. >> reporter: so the hospital tried an experiment. it put cameras at the entrance to patient rooms in its intensive care unit and tallied how many times workers followed hand hygiene procedures. the compliance rate was less than 10%. but once the hospital started posting the results for the shift publicly, the rate skyrocketed to over 90%. and there were other benefits: >> the patient's family-- as soon as they see us coming in and out, and when they see the hand... the activity of the hand hygiene in and
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
definition it's a referendum. the governor put out very specific plans on healthcare, on medicare reform, on taxes, on defense spending. some more specific than others but i think that it gave people a sense what he was going to do. he started out in the fall of 2011, very early. we always saw this as a choice because it is a choice. there are two people on the ballot, it's a choice but also the referendum in you had to decide whether you wanted to fire this person or rehigher this person. it's never one or the other. and the governor gave a speech on the enterprise and spoke on specifics on the need for debt reform. he presented a choice the people could look at. at the same time it's also a reference dumb. it's both. and at the end you know in the public polling, his favorables were similar to the president's. which was very interesting. it was something that the other campaign i think did not expect to happen. partly because of his great debate. >> rose: you were in charge of that debate were you not. >> no, no, not at all. beth myers ran our whole debate operation and did an extraordinar
PBS
Nov 29, 2012 7:00pm PST
. health insurance giant united healthcare led its sector and the dow industrial stock average. trading volume almost doubled with the stock up 3%. on monday, the company's profit prediction for next year was less than anticipated. but with today's rally, shares have recovered from that sell- off and then some. retail continues to be in focus. the calendar month may not be over, but for several stores, the sales month for november is in the books. 17 chains reported sales at stores open for at least year. overall, sales were up 1.6%, according to thomson-reuters. that's only half the growth expected. the impact of hurricane sandy on the east coast earlier in the month gets the blame for the disappointment. among those with worse than expected results, kohl's shares plunged 12% as volume jumped ten times normal. kohl's in all regions of the u.s. reported a drop in november sales. macy's stock fell 4.3% to its lowest price since halloween. its same-store sales were down for the first time in three years. jewelry store tiffany cut its outlook after a weak third quarter. profits were held d
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